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PATROL: The Trench Raiders

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This is an expansion for PATROL. You need the base game to play.

You will also need the (free!) printable Playbooks.

April, 1917. Europe has been at war for three long years. Russia has abandoned the war effort. The rains never stop. Mud and bodies choke the trenches.

In this new age of industrial death, there is little one person can do to make a difference. Men die by the thousands to guns and gas without a meter of scarred earth changing hands. To even peer over the top of your trench is to invite your end, sudden and unseen.

You're going over the top. soon, out into that blasted hellscape. But not in a wave of anonymous soldiers, walking pointlessly into machine-gun fire. No, you are going at night, just you are your closest comrades. You will leave your rifle behind, taking only grenades and a pickaxe handle. You will move silently under the wire and through pools of fetid water, your face blackened with soot, only your breathing to accompany you in the dark. You will be one with the scurrying rats and the wizzing shells.

Tonight, you will bring terror and death at the point of a blade, and drag shivering captives back for your officers.

You are a trench raider, and this is your last night on earth.


The Trench Raiders is an expansion for the Vietnam War roleplaying game PATROL. Set on the battlefields of the Western Front a century ago, players are cast as elite night raiders, handpicked men and brave volunteers who sneak between the lines at night. Battling the harsh terrain, an entenched enemy, and their own failing nerve, they must decide for themselves what success means in a war with no victories.

  • New system of character creation, with multiple alternate templates.
  • A social system encouraging manipulating and risky behavior.
  • Detailed stealth and pathfinding rules.
  • New rules for early vehicles, chemical weapons, and trench lines.
  • Dozens of new pieces of equipment and vehicles.
 
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March 13th, 2017
Every single thing that made the previous system great, that I mentioned in my review, is here in this expansion. Hell, even the stats for the Ross Rifle are exciting and functional. Best ten dollar expansion I ever saw for an RPG. [...]
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February 20th, 2017
As a game about Vietnam, it makes a lot of sense to make an expansion to PATROL based on the Great War, another huge, intractable mess that tended to be especially stressful for the soldiers who fought in it. Unlike its cousin book which took a more ho [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on February 13, 2017.